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Eastern Food Safety Launches Online Training Tools

Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has launched a new website devoted to a unique series of online training videos for all aspects of the foodservice industry.The website, www.easternfoodsafetyonline.

San Jamar Launches Line of NSF-Certified Oven Mitts

San Jamar, the leader in safety products for foodservice, launches its new line of oven mitts, Cool Touch.Cool Touch mitts, which include a line of fire-retardant mitts, Cool Touch Flame, combine superior protection and durability to stand up to the demands of the commercial kitchen.

NRA Expands Food Safety Education Commitment in China

National Restaurant Association (NRA) representatives traveled to China last month to expand the organization’s commitment to food safety education beyond American borders.While the NRA is already engaged in the Chinese market through its ServSafe International program with partner Ecolab, the trip served as an opportunity to further discuss the importance of food safety training with Chinese foodservice industry professionals and government officials.

NRA Launches Latest ServSafe Manager Course

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) launched its ServSafe Manager Online Course, 6th edition--the Web-based version of its industry-leading "ServSafe Manager Book," 6th Edition training program.

Eastern Food Safety Debuts Food Safety Videos for Kitchen Workers

Eastern Food Safety, a leader in food safety education, has created a revolutionary training program for the food industry that uses language-free, visual demonstrations of food safety procedures.Food Safety Show and Tell videos are available covering five topics: Personal Hygiene, Cross Contamination, Food Storage and Labeling, Time and Temperature Controls, and Cleaning and Sanitizing.

Sodexo Announces Phase Out of Gestation Stalls by 2022

Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions in North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out the use of gestation stalls in its supply chain by 2022, a decision supported by The Humane Society of the United States.

Dishing the Dirt on Restaurants Again

It seems every other day there is an alarming headline about restaurants that gives the public another reason to eat at home. The latest jab came from, of all places, an episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” where fecal matter on menus was a topic du jour.

Cracker Barrel Plans to End Gestation Crate Confinement of Pigs

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., announced today that it will begin formulating plans that provide for a pork supply system within Cracker Barrel that is free of gestation crates, cages used to confine breeding pigs, which have been criticized in recent years due to animal welfare concerns.

Egg Industry, HSUS Ask Senate to Pass Hen Welfare Amendment

In an unprecedented alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass an amendment to the Farm Bill to improve the treatment of more than 250 million egg-laying hens and provide a stable and secure future for U.

Misconceptions in Food Safety Can Derail Best Efforts

Similar stories abound from instructors of food manager certification classes. A young woman might raise her hand and ask if it’s really necessary to run raw potatoes through the dishwasher before cooking them, or a young man might question why he can’t refreeze extra ground beef that was accidentally thawed.

Steps to Help Your Restaurant Reduce Waste and Recycle

By now, you may have heard how recycling can boost a restaurant’s reputation and impact revenue. According to the National Restaurant Association and Georgia-Pacific, nearly 65% of restaurateurs embrace recycling.

Senate Bill Introduced to Improve Housing for Hens

The Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers applaud the introduction of S. 3239, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, in the U.S. Senate.The bill was introduced by by Sen.

Ecolab Launches Stealth Fly Eliminator

Ecolab Inc. launched the STEALTH Fly Station at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 5-8, in Chicago. This proprietary addition to Ecolab’s industry-leading Large Fly Program attracts and eliminates flies before they enter a facility.

Execs to Discuss Supply Chain Management on May 3-4

CEOs from leading multi-unit restaurant companies will discuss supply chain management hot topics at the National Restaurant Association’s newly formed Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group next month in Chicago.

FDA Strengthens International Collaboration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. today released the agency’s “Global Engagement Report,” detailing the many activities and strategies FDA is using to transform from a domestic to a global public health agency.